March 11, 2009

AK Skills





AK Skills, Far Rock Queens, in yo area! One of my favorite under the radar MCs from the mid 90's. His flow and his energy sucked you in, and then he had you laughing with the one liners. The two 12's he put out on Tru Criminal in 1996 are classics for me, you can't go wrong with some D.I.T.C. production.






From what I've heard, Ak Skills had to step away from the mic after being incarcerated.
Wherever he's at now, let's hope he's doing well and keeping his AK Skills sharp.

I'm sure you can find all of his 12"s all over the blogsphere, but as usual here at DW we gotta hit you with the exclusy freestolas. I managed to dig up five freestyles from WNYU, WKCR, and Hot 97. Enjoy...


AK Skills Freestyles

Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 January 1996
(over Mobb Deep 'Extortion' instrumental)

New York Live WNYU May 1996
(over Heltah Skeltah's 'Operation Lockdown' instrumental)

Stretch & Bobbito WKCR December 1996
(over some beat I forget, anyone? Mobb Deep?)

New York Live December 1996
(over Frankenstein's 'Pain is Gone' instrumental)

Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 May 1996
(over Saukrates' 'Father Time' Instrumental)

10 comments:

  1. The beat for AK Skills Stretch & Bobbito WKCR December 1996 freestyle is Xzibit - 'Eyes May Shine' Remix featuring Mobb Deep.

    Freestyles like these get me misty eyed

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  2. Digital StimulationWednesday, March 11, 2009

    Dope stuff Nes, Ak was always kinda underrated and overlooked.

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  3. oh man and I have that 12" too good call PMD

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  4. Nice!

    The only one i've ever heard until now was the freestyle over "Father Time" on HOT97

    William-Indiana

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  5. that father time freestie might have been some kind of studio session or mixtape thing stretch played that night, not sure if it was live in studio.

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  6. can you post the shows to theses

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  7. Very nice post, thanks for putting it together!

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  8. The beat behind the third freestyle is 'Eyes May Shine' by Xzibit, I think...

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  9. Hi...can you reup these freestyles, It would be mad appreciated!

    tnx

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  10. AK SKILLS FREESTYLES ZIP - REUP
    http://www.zshare.net/download/624508236dc809bd/

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